SMWI*: I Can Do This


“Who are you to do something like this?  What makes you think you can make a difference?  What makes you think you can succeed? I was diagnosed with polio as a young boy.  When I came out of the doctor’s office, my life was going to be very different.  And even as such a young age, somewhere deep in there, I remember thinking, I refuse to let this define me.

Mongolia evokes the kind of emotion that I would read in an adventure book as a child. The place that was always winter and never Christmas.  Ulan Bator is the coldest city in the world.  There is a big problem.  Thousands of children that have been abandoned, many of them living on the streets.  Without the help of the orphanages, how many of them would be dead? They’re overflowing, I have to do something.  I’m not wealthy. I’m not famous. And I started to think about what I could do.

I have to do something. What came up, was, running. I’m going to run 1,500 miles across Mongolia to raise awareness and support for orphans and vulnerable children.

My Dad left when I was 2 years old. Nobody should ever be abandoned. I would deny part of who I am if I didn’t at least try.

I want you see these children and spark a hope that you can make a difference.”

~ Brian Hunter.  Donate to the cause here.


SMWI*: Saturday Morning Workout Inspiration

Comments

  1. “..a place that was always winter and never Christmas..” What an amazing, beautiful young man….

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  2. the unlimited power of one.

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  3. Think it, do it.

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  4. Wow!

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  5. I can do this–what a mantra!

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  6. Well, that brought tears. Our own problems are so completely pale in comparison to the desperation felt in so many places all over the world, even in this country. If we could all think “I can do this”…and live our days with love and kindness and with true concern for those less fortunate, the world would be so different. Thanks for sharing this David.

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  7. The human spirit at its best……wonderful story.

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  8. Wow.

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  9. touched and inspired.

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